At the CES 2014, Lenovo announced the launch of new laptops and tablets targeting both enterprise and retail users.
The new Lenovo range includes the MIIX 2, a detachable three-mode laptop; the YOGA 2, a smarter convertible laptop with four unique modes; and the Flex 14D and 15D, dual mode convertible laptops that give consumers incredible value.
The 10-in and 11-in models of the MIIX 2 turn heads for their detachable design featuring Laptop, Stand and Tablet Modes. The YOGA 2 advances the original YOGA laptop’s reputation for its 360° flip and fold design. Based on the original Flex convertible laptops, the new Flex 14D and 15D give users the same great Laptop and Stand modes but now with up to AMD A6 quad core processor technology and AMD Radeon graphics.
MIIX 2 gives users the freedom to take only the touchscreen tablet when they’re on the go, and then connect back to the base for a full Windows 8.1 laptop experience when they need it. In Laptop Mode, they can use this form factor for a great combination of screen real estate with a full-size keyboard. Then they can turn the tablet 180° and insert it into the keyboard base to engage MIIX 2’s third mode, Stand Mode, to watch movies or view photos.
The 10-in MIIX 2 features portability with thinness at 0.36-in and weighing 1.3lbs. Running the new 64-bit enabled quad-core Intel Atom processor and Windows 8.1, it offers users an ideal blend of portability and entertainment features with its FHD 1920×1200 10-finger touchscreen display, WiFi and optional 3G, JBL surround speakers, up to 128 GB of eMMC storage along with a micro SD slot for adding up to 32 GB of music, movies, photos and other data. Users can capture mobile memories with its 720p high resolution 2 MP front and 5 MP rear cameras. And thanks to its all day battery life, users can work and play longer on one charge.
The 11-in model focuses on delivering a higher level of performance with its up to 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor, storage up to 256GB of fast solid state drive storage and a FHD 1920×1200 IPS wide-view display. The MIIX 11-in comes with many of the same features of the 10-in model starting with Windows 8.1 with 10-finger touch support and with WiFi and optional 3G, JBL speakers, high resolution front and rear cameras.
The price of YOGA 2 is $529 (11-in model).
The 11-in model measures 0.67-in thin, weighs 2.9lbs and features up to the brand new quad-core Intel Pentium processors for quick performance. Users can store lots of personal media files including photos, movies and games with its 500 GB HDD.
The larger, more workhorse 13-in model is 0.68-in thin, weighs 3.5lbs and features up to 4th generation Intel Core i5 processors, a backlit keyboard as well as a Full HD (1920×1080) display. It also offers plenty of storage for important data with up to 500 GB HDD or SSHD.
Models of the Lenovo MIIX 2 convertible laptop start at $499 for the 10-in model and $699 for the 11-in model. The 10-in model will be available beginning in March. The 11-in model will be available starting in April.